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What are the benefits of inversion therapy for sports?

What are the benefits of inversion therapy for sports?

Gentle pull...: Inversion tables are great for patients with spinal disc disease/arthritis/bulging discs/herniated discs because they offer no impact traction which tractions the disc spaces off the nerves they may be impinging upon which leads to pain relief and better level of functioning. Ask your doctor if this is right for you. ...Read more

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Can inversion therapy help relieve pinched nerves?

Can inversion therapy help relieve pinched nerves?

This is a form of: Traction which may help with the symptoms due to a pinched nerve such as from arthritic changes or a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

Is inversion therapy good for scoliosis?

If feels good: Not sure of the existence of studies specifically looking at this, but if you were my patient, i would tell you that if it makes you feel better, do it. Some patients, however, don't have relief and see it as a waste of time and money. ...Read more

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Does inversion therapy work as a treatment for back pain?

Does inversion therapy work as a treatment for back pain?

Making more room: The theory of inversion or decompression therapy is that the bones of the spine have a chance of spreading out with the help of gravity or traction. This spreading of the bones allows for more space where the nerves exit the spinal column. More space equates to less chance for the nerves to be impinged or irritated. Check with your doctor to see if this form of therapy may be beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Does inversion therapy work in treating lower back pain?

Does inversion therapy work in treating lower back pain?

Yes. traction helps!: I recommend these devices which provide controlled traction for the lumbar and thoracic spines.Consider the alternatives: 1.Traction in a hospital bed. Trust me, the nurses are no longer taught how to do this, and the pulleys and weights would be nowhere to be found. 2.Vax-d, utilized frequently by chiropractors.This device provides precise lumbar traction, but at a price. 3. Gravity inversion $99. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is inversion therapy (hanging upside down) a good cure for lower back pain?

Can you let me know is inversion therapy (hanging upside down) a good cure for lower back pain?

Not a cure: It can be a useful part of a guided program for chronic low back pain in some cases. When done correctly, it can decompress parts of the spine, in a way similar to a physical therapist performing traction exercises. I would get guidance on this activity from your doctor or therapist, . ...Read more

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C5/6, C6/7,L5/S1 fusion. I have 3 thoracic herniations. T7/8, T9/10 and T3/4. No myelopathy. Constant dull pain.Can I use inversion table for therapy?

C5/6, C6/7,L5/S1 fusion. I have 3 thoracic herniations. T7/8, T9/10 and T3/4. No myelopathy. Constant dull pain.Can I use inversion table for therapy?

Sure fune: should be fine usually temporY in complete relief is all that can be expected dont extrapolate pain theories to thoracic spine developed in other parts lumbar and cervical thoracic spine pain different genetators different list read a book by sarno before you treat axial pain with fusion again ...Read more

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On meds for 6yrs for severe dep & gad, tried every type of therapy. Benefit only partial. I can't function as i used to. Pl help with some suggestions?

On meds for 6yrs for severe dep & gad, tried every type of therapy. Benefit only partial. I can't function as i used to. Pl help with some suggestions?

AntidepressantsThera: You need to be under care of a psychiatrist and need therapy and antidepressants and need to be followed up closely.I am sorry we can not advice anything else on this site.Sometimes you need more than one medicine and continued psychotherapy. But don't give up and have a positive attitude and wish you all the best. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of musical therapy?

What are the benefits of musical therapy?

Lessen pain/anxiety: An interesting area of research has been able to confirm the benefits of rx like music / relaxation / visualization.Complex interactions of the brain & stress modulators show a decline of inflamation, pain, anxiety when these modalities are used. Many cancer centers, pain treatment programs incorporate music into their treatment environment for that reason. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aqua therapy?

What are the benefits of aqua therapy?

See below: Aqua therapy provides patients a way to work on motion and some strength but to avoid weighbearing or the pounding associated with running or walking it provides a way to perform exercises using the buoyancy of the water to protect certain injured areas. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of massage therapy?

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of using ozone therapy?

What is the benefit of using ozone therapy?

Let me explain: Ozone is three oxygen atoms in a molecule. Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine treatment that purports to increase the amount of oxygen to the body through the introduction of ozone into the body. Treatment of external wounds. Dental medicine and others. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What is benefit of family over individual therapy?

What is benefit of family over individual therapy?

Depends on the goal: This might be answered by a therapist in an initial meeting. Which therapy is better depends on the issue and goal(s). For example, if the goal is to improve the functioning of the family as a whole or as a unit then family therapy is often better (if family members are agreeable to this). But, if the goal is to improve an individual family member's behavior then individual treatment is better. ...Read more

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What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

Decreased pain: Being in a pool reduces the effects of gravitly on the body. This allows patients with moderate to advanced arthitis or limited mobility to complete exercises. ...Read more

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Who benefits from music therapy?

Who benefits from music therapy?

Please, see bellow: Music therapy has been effective as therapeutic modality to relive anxiety, enhance mood, to help with relaxation, as well as among many other conditions it is proven to be effective in parkinson's disease when combined with movements. I explored the effect of music in my book: 'you playlist can change your life' http://www.Brainmusictreatment.Com best, dr. M. ...Read more

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Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Not for everyone...: Gestalt therapy is considered a phenomenological-existential therapy that focuses on bringing immediate present experience into greater clarity and increasing awareness. The goal is for patients to become aware of what they are doing and how they are doing it, while learning to accept and esteem themselves. It's an excellent approach for less severe problems with effective functioning. ...Read more

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What are health benefits of massage therapy?

What are health benefits of  massage therapy?

Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What is benefit of equine therapy? Sounds foolish

What is benefit of equine therapy? Sounds foolish

Equine Therapy: Equine therapy ("hippotherapy") can be especially helpful for children & adults with neuromuscular, sensory, and cognitive disorders. It can help these people develop social skills, body coordination, and build self-esteem and self-confidence. It can help other people improve their communication styles, as horses show directly how they're being affected by humans' behavior. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the the national institute of mental health. The procedure is not painful and patients do not feel any discomfort. The benefits: likely remission of severe depression or other symptoms, and reduced relapse with follow-up treatments. ...Read more

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